August. 'Garden Gown.'
This cotton gown is a combination of the two popular crafts - knitting and crocheting.
Both are fun and relaxing and let you create something new in the process and knit your own design.
I started with the sleeves because I loved the lace pattern in one of the knitting magazines (Sabrina 2008) - the knit looked and felt light and breezy. Then I crocheted the top - single crochet stitch. As usual, I didn't make any measurements - the beauty of crocheting is that you can always add a couple of rows and make it fit. Last part was the skirt which I knitted from the waist down - my favourite cable stitch.
I began knitting in June and did quite a lot of it at the Moon River campsite in Northern Ontario.
The project was completed in July and made it to the photo session in our roof garden in August :-)
Happy end of summer knitting!
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June. Just Breathe.
Colour and yarn collages - fiber fantasy
Knit. Breathe. Repeat ...
May Mixed Media
Believe. Build. Let loose ...
Colour and Yarn collages. What do they have in common? Colour, texture, and hand-made touch.
To learn about this collage - click on the image below and scroll down to Fly, butterfly, fly.
Happy knitting in the summer!
Easter Colors Shawl
Easter 2022 project inspiration was colours of this dressy top.
I used some of the leftover yarn from the previous knits.
The major - coral - colour was used earlier for Amelia's Fox Scarf and Bobble Hat.
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Small crocheted ornaments add some contrast to this pale palette; they also match the flowers on the top.
The shawl was knitted from the top (blue background) down - when you start at the neck and increase - left and right - two stitches on each side.
Easter crafts are here - click on the image.
Length of the shawl is 162 cm. Find me on Ravelry - Click on the image above.
A pair of Mittens on TWOsday - 2/22/22
I used handspun (orchids noir; 69 yards/208 ft) yarn from Studioloo to knit these beautiful fingerless mittens.
The material is meriono, angelina, and viscose which makes the texture visible and attractive.
One-of-a-kind knit on a one-of-a-kind day!
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Teeny Tiny Knits
I crocheted these dresses for Amelia's and Zoey's dolls - fun to make and fun to play.
Stylish slippers and mittens
Buying a pair of mittens or a pair of slippers is always an option, but knitting your own is more satisfying!
You can knit a pair in just a few evenings. These cabled slippers and mittens can make a great gift too.
Cute, cozy and comfortable. Warm up your hands and feet!
Click on image below to see a pair of colourful summer slippers.
Click on the image below to see a scarf made from the same yarn.
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